Polish professional footballer Wojciech Tomasz Szczesny (born 18 April 1990) plays goalkeeper for Serie A club Juventus and the Poland national team. In January 2006, Szczesny signed for Arsenal, where he made his professional debut in 2009. Later, he became the capital club’s first-choice goalkeeper, winning two FA Cups and sharing the 2013–14 Premier League Golden Glove with Petr Cech. As a result of his exceptional performances at Roma in 2015, he moved to Juventus in 2017 on two consecutive season-long loans.
In his first season, he mainly acted as a backup for Gianluigi Buffon, winning a domestic double. After inheriting the starting spot from Buffon, he won his second Serie A title. He was also nominated for the Yashin Trophy for his performances. As well as winning the Serie A Best Goalkeeper Award, he won his third consecutive league title the following season. At the international level, Szczesny has earned over 60 caps for Poland since his debut. He also participated in Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and Euro 2020.
Wojciech Szczesny Bio/Wiki
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|Birth Name||Wojciech Tomasz Szczęsny|
|Nick Name/Popular Name||Tek|
|Age||33 (as in 2023) Years|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Aries|
|Born Place||Warsaw, Poland|
|Date of Birth||18 April 1990|
|Home Town||Warsaw, Poland|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies, Horse Riding, Swimming|
|Mother's Name||Alicja Szczęsna|
|Father's Name||Maciej Szczęsny|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
Sons- Liam Szczęsny
|Educational Qualification||Not Available|
|Career Manager/ Player Agent||ICM Stellar Sports|
|Debut Club||• 2017: Juventus FC|
|Debut International||• 2009: Poland national football team|
|Jersey Number||• 1 (Juventus FC)|
• 1 (Poland national football team)
|Current Team(s)||• Juventus FC|
• Poland national football team
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 195 cm|
in meters- 1.95 m
in feet inches- 6'5”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 90 kg|
in pounds- 198 lbs
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Biceps Size||12 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Polish|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Not Available|
|Dress Size||10 U.S.|
|Shoe Size||12 U.S.|
|Favorite Playing Position||Goalkeeper|
|Favorite Car||Not Available|
|Favorite Food||Fruits and Veg|
|Favorite Player||Not Available|
|Favorite Pet Animal||Dog|
|Favorite Cell Phone/Brand||Iphone|
Wojciech Szczesny Net Worth
In 2023, what will Wojciech Szczesny’s salary be?
In Jun 2017 Wojciech Szczesny signed a contract with Juventus FC that extended from 2020 to 2024 and netted him a whopping salary of £10,972,000 per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns £30,060 per day and £1,252 per hour!
Salary & Net Worth Updated 2023
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$52 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$45 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Not Available|
|Annual or Per Year Salary||£10,972,000|
|Per Month Salary||£914,334|
|Per Week Salary||£211,000|
|Per Day Salary||£30,060|
|Per Hour Salary||£1,252|
|Per Minute Salary||£21|
|Current Contract||With Juventus FC|
|Contract Signed/Extension||Jul 19, 2017|
|Contract Expires||Jun 30, 2024 (extended on Feb 11, 2020)|
|Contract Signing Amount or Transfer Fee||$19.80 Million|
|Market Value||$16.50 Million|
|Highest Market Value||$44.00 Million (Dec 12, 2019)|
|Income Source||Professional Footballer|
|Cars Collection||Not Available|
His stock is on the rise thanks to his performances on the pitch. As of 2023, Wojciech Szczesny has an estimated net worth of around $52 Million, and his market value is about $16.50 million.
Wojciech Szczesny FIFA 22 Stats – Potential And Rating
Wojciech Szczesny is currently 33 years old and plays as a Goalkeeper for Juventus in Italy. He has an overall rating of 86 in FIFA 22 with a potential rating of 86. In terms of skillmoves, Szczesny has received a rating of 1-star.
Wojciech Szczesny FIFA 22 Stats
Overall Rating In FIFA 22
Potential In FIFA 22
|16||Heading Accuracy||14||FK Accuracy|
|32||Short Passing||36||Long Passing|
|20||Defensive Awareness||12||Sliding Tackle|
Whenever he shoots, he prefers to use his right foot. It is estimated that his work rate is Medium / Medium. It has been estimated that Szczesny has a height of 195 cm and a weight of 90 kg according to our database. As of right now, Wojciech Szczesny is playing in jersey number 1 for both teams.
Family: Parents, Wife, And Children
He is the son of former goalkeeper Maciej Szczęsny. As a result of the difficult spelling of his family name, which is not common among English people, he was often called “Chesney” during his career in England.
He endeared himself to Arsenal fans with his adopted London accent and down-to-earth attitude, despite his name itself causing problems for Arsenal supporters. Even after he transferred to Juventus, this trend continued.
The nickname “Tek” is also given to him. He began dating Polish singer Marina Luczenko in 2013. Their engagement took place during Marina’s birthday party in early July 2015, and they were married on May 21, 2016.
She gave birth to their son, Liam, on 30 June 2018.
When Szczesny was a young player, he trained at Agrykola Warsaw; a few years later, Legia Warsaw’s goalkeeping coach, Krzysztof Dowha, allowed him to take part in a training camp with Legia’s first team at the age of 15.
Lukasz Fabiaski Long Journey With Arsenal
- During the 2008-09 season, Szczesny progressed to the Arsenal reserve team.
- His forearms were fractured in November 2008 after he lost his balance while lifting a heavy weight.
- At the Emirates Stadium, Szczesny appeared on the first team bench for the first time during the Premier League match against Stoke City on 24 May 2009. He was unused during the 4–1 win.
- In 2009-10, Szczesny was promoted to the senior squad and given the number 53.
- Against West Bromwich Albion on 22 September 2009, he kept a clean sheet to make his first team debut.
- Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said in December 2009, “We have identified Wojciech as a future great goalkeeper.”
- Later, he said, “I really believe he will one day be Arsenal’s number one. He has all the qualities you want from a goalkeeper.”
- Szczesny joined Brentford on a month’s loan on 20 November 2009.
- Against Wycombe Wanderers, he saved a penalty in the second half.
- On 12 December 2009, Szczesny made a number of saves to keep out Leeds United and won the Man of the Match award.
- Arsenal extended the loan for a second month until 17 January 2010, and then until 31 January 2010. It was extended until 31 May.
- Brentford manager Andy Scott said, “His performances suggest he would fit in well in the Championship or even the Premier League. We wonder why he doesn’t save goals.”.
- The following year, after Scott was dismissed from Brentford, Szczesny strongly criticized the club on Twitter and hoped he would not be unemployed for long.
- Szczesny was voted Brentford’s “Keeper of the Decade” in February 2015.
Return Back To Arsenal – 2010–11 Season
- In the League Cup, Szczesny kept a clean sheet for Arsenal against Newcastle United on 27 October 2010.
- On 11 November 2010, he signed a new long-term contract, thanking both his father and his goalkeeping coach Josh Phelan.
- At Old Trafford on 13 December 2010, Szczesny stood in for Ukasz Fabianski and Manuel Almunia, both out injured.
- In the FA Cup third round against Leeds United on 8 January 2011, he started.
- At Upton Park, Szczesny kept his first league clean sheet in a 3–0 win over West Ham United.
- Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper will remain Szczesny after successive Premier League matches, according to Wenger, “he hasn’t done anything for me to take him out.”
- Against Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium on 16 February, Szczesny made saves in a 2–1 win.
- It was Szczesny who let in Birmingham City’s last-minute League Cup winner on 27 February; the former lost control of the ball when the latter pulled out of clearance at the last minute, leading Birmingham forward Obafemi Martins to convert from close range after a header from Nikola Zigic caused confusion between Szczesny and defender Laurent Koscielny.
- In July 2011, Szczesny expressed his desire to remain Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper.
- During Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Malaysia and China, he played a half.
- Szczesny wore the number 13 jersey previously worn by Alexander Hleb and Jens Lehmann.
- In the 2011-12 season, he became Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper, playing every minute.
- In the second leg of the Champions League qualifying round, Szczesny saved a penalty in the 59th minute against Antonio Di Natale.
- The penalty save by Szczesny secured Arsenal a spot in the lucrative group stage of the competition for the 14th consecutive season.
- Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott scored for Arsenal in their 2–1 victory (3–1 on aggregate).
- It was the first time Arsenal conceded eight goals in over 115 years when they lost 8–2 at Old Trafford to Manchester United on 28 August.
- As Arsenal came from 2–0 down to win 5–2 against Tottenham Hotspur on 26 February 2012, Szczesny won his first North London derby.
- To help Arsenal win against Liverpool at Anfield on 3 March 2012, Szczesny made several important saves.
- As a result of Manuel Almunia’s release, Szczesny was given the number 1 shirt.
- The 5–2 win over Tottenham marked Szczesny’s return from injury after a few months away.
- Szczesny was dropped from the Arsenal team for the Champions League game against Bayern Munich on 13 March 2013.
- Against Swansea City in Arsenal’s next Premier League match, Szczesny returned to the squad, but was only a substitute, with Lukasz Fabianski starting in goal.
- Due to a rib injury sustained by Fabianski, Szczesny returned to the team on 20 April 2013.
- He kept consecutive clean sheets against Everton and Fulham in his first two matches back in the Arsenal goal.
- Arsenal lost 3–1 to Aston Villa in the opening game of the 2013–14 Premier League season. He conceded a penalty after tripping Gabriel Agbonlahor.
- Despite the disappointment, Szczesny kept three clean sheets in Arsenal’s next four matches.
- As well as helping Arsenal keep a 1–0 lead away to Crystal Palace in October, he also kept two consecutive clean sheets against Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.
- Despite lengthy treatment following a head-to-head injury with Phil Jones, Szczesny finished the game against Manchester United in November 2013.
- Szczesny signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal on 16 November 2013.
- In six matches, he kept five clean sheets and conceded just one goal in November.
- In a Champions League match against Marseille that Arsenal won 2–0, he also recorded his 50th clean sheet for Arsenal. As a result of a foul on Arjen Robben in February 2014, Szczesny conceded a penalty and was sent off.
- He made an offensive hand gesture as he left the field. Arsenal lost 2–0 after David Alaba missed a penalty. Szczesny became Arsenal’s 100th player sent off during Arsène Wenger’s tenure.
- After keeping 16 clean sheets, Szczesny shared the Premier League Golden Glove award with Petr Cech of Chelsea.
- Despite winning his first senior trophy with Arsenal in the season-ending FA Cup, he was only a substitute in the final.
- Fabianski retained his place as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper for domestic cup competitions.
- In a 4–1 Champions League home win against Galatasaray on 1 October 2014, Szczesny conceded a penalty and was sent off.
- Arsenal lost 2–0 to Southampton on 1 January 2015 because of errors by Szczesny.
- Afterward, the club fined him £20,000 for smoking in the changing room showers.
- David Ospina replaced him in goal for the remainder of the season.
- In the 2015 FA Cup Final, Szczesny kept a clean sheet as Wembley Stadium defeated Aston Villa 4–0.
Wojciech Szczesny At Roma (loan) – 2015–16 Season
- Due to Arsenal’s signing of Petr Čech earlier that summer, Szczesny joined Roma on a season-long loan.
- On 22 August, he made his Serie A debut against Hellas Verona. Szczesny dislocated his finger after clashing with Luis Suárez during Roma’s Champions League opener against Barcelona.
- After a 6–1 loss to Barcelona, he was dropped for Morgan De Sanctis for a league game against Atalanta.
- As Roma finished third in the league and qualified for the Champions League, he made 31 league appearances.
- The Roma goalkeeper credited his experience training and playing in Italy under Luciano Spalletti and goalkeeper coach Nanni for his development during his season with Roma.
Roma (loan) – 2016–17 Season
- Arsenal has agreed to extend the loan to Roma for the 2016–17 season.
- During the summer of 2016, Roma also signed Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson from Internacional, putting Szczesny under competition.
- During his second season in Roma, Szczesny kept 14 clean sheets, helping Roma to set a club season record of 87 points and finish second.
- In his two seasons with Roma, he made 72 Serie A appearances.
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Transfer To Juventus
- Juventus signed Szczesny on 19 July 2017 for €12.2 million (plus €3.1m in conditional bonuses).
- Although it was reported that Szczesny would initially serve as a back-up to Gianluigi Buffon under manager Massimiliano Allegri, his retirement plans saw him regarded in the media as a potential long-term replacement for Buffon.
- After starting for Juventus in their third match of the season, a 3–0 home win over Chievo, Szczesny recorded his first clean sheet.
- As a result of Juventus’ 1–0 victory over Napoli on 1 December, Buffon was unable to play in the club’s final Champions League group match against Olympiacos four days later after suffering a calf strain in the previous match, which sidelined him for the remainder of November.
- Juventus finished second in their Champions League group behind Barcelona with a 2–0 away win, which saw Szczesny make his club Champions League debut.
- During Buffon’s absence, he was named December’s player of the month.
- In the 2018 Coppa Italia Final, Szczesny was an unused substitute as Juventus beat Milan 4–0.
- After keeping a clean sheet in Juventus’ penultimate match of the season, on 13 May, Szczesny won the Scudetto.
- Szczesny replaced Buffon as starting goalkeeper at Juventus after the 2017–18 season, despite competition from new addition Mattia Perin.
- After saving Dani Parejo’s penalty, Szczesny won 2–0 against Valencia.
- When Szczesny saved Gonzalo Higuain’s penalty against AC Milan on 11 November, Juventus won 2–0.
- His side won Serie A with a 2–1 home win over Fiorentina on 20 April.
- Throughout the season, he earned a nomination for the Yashin Trophy.
- Buffon declined Szczesny’s offer of the number one shirt when he returned to Juventus in the summer of 2019. “I didn’t come back to rob someone or to reclaim something. As a starting goalkeeper, Szczesny deserves the number 1 jersey”.
- During his final season at Parma before initially joining Juventus in 2001, Buffon wore number 77.
- Szczesny saved Ciro Immobile’s penalty in a 3–1 loss to Lazio on 7 December.
- Juventus won the Serie A title with a 2–0 home win over Sampdoria on 26 July 2020.
- Lega Serie A named him Best Goalkeeper of the Season.
- On 20 September, Szczesny made his 100th appearance for Juventus, winning 3–0 at home against Sampdoria in Serie A.
- In a 3–0 win over Spezia on 2 May 2021, Szczesny saved Andrey Galabinov’s penalty.
- On 9 May, Szczesny saved Franck Kessie’s penalty in a 3–0 defeat against AC Milan.
Against his former team Roma, Szczesny saved Jordan Veretout’s penalty on 18 October 2021.
Lorenzo Pellegrini’s penalty was saved by Szczesny, allowing Juventus to win 4–3.
- Szczesny played for Poland’s under-21 team and started three 2011 European Championship qualifiers.
- In early September 2009, Beenhakker placed him on standby for Polish senior team World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Slovenia.
- As none of Poland’s top three goalkeepers dropped out, he was not called up and instead played the U-21 qualifiers.
- His U-21 career includes six caps.
Wojciech Szczesny In Senior Team
- Franciszek Smuda called up Szczesny for the friendly matches against Romania and Canada in October 2009.
- In a 1–0 victory over Canada on 18 November, he came on as a half-time substitute for Tomasz Kuszczak.
- At the Estádio Algarve, he earned his second cap and played his first full match on 9 February 2011.
- Oliver Kahn, a former German international goalkeeper, praised Szczesny’s performance against Germany on 6 September 2011.
- During Poland’s 1–1 draw with Greece in the opening game of UEFA Euro 2012, he was sent off for a professional foul on Dimitris Salpingidis.
- In the end, Poland finished bottom of Group A with two points without Szczesny.
- On 12 October 2014, Szczesny secured his country’s first victory over Germany in a Euro 2016 qualifier.
- Played against Northern Ireland in his nation’s opening match.
- An injury prevented him from playing in the remaining games of his country’s first-ever European Championship win.
- The Polish team made it all the way to the quarter-finals, where they were eliminated on penalties by eventual champions Portugal.
- He was called up to the 23-man Polish squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- Poland failed to qualify for the knockout phase after losing 2–1 to Senegal and 3–0 to Colombia in its first two group matches.
- In the UEFA Euro 2020, Szczesny scored their own goal against Slovakia, becoming the first goalkeeper to do so.
Facts About Wojciech Szczesny
- In 1990, Wojciech was born in Warsaw. At the age of 15, he made his debut for Legia Warsaw, his hometown club.
- The new Roma goalkeeper had a life before football, even though he tasted professional football at such an early age.
- Despite his lanky frame, Szczesny practiced ballroom dancing from the age of seven to nine. “I’m embarrassed to talk about it now, but the first sport I played was ballroom dancing,” he says. Despite my height, I was getting the movements and everything.”
- Szczesny became only the 11th goalkeeper to keep 50 consecutive clean sheets for Arsenal in November 2014. He has won two FA Cups and one Community Shield with the Gunners.
- Szczesny won’t forget Poland’s first-ever victory over Germany in Warsaw in October 2014, even if the European Championships were a tournament he’d like to forget. As a result of his numerous saves against the World Champions, Szczesny received the Polish press’ Man of the Match award.
- His father Maciej Szczesny played seven times in goal for the Polish national team between 1991 and 1996.
- While his brother Jan also plays in goal for the Polish team Gwardia Warszawa, his father has won four league titles with four different sides in Poland.
- Roberto Mancini, who sent his father Maciej off in the 1991 Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinal between Sampdoria and Legia Warsaw, will face Szczesny in Serie A. It was the Polish stopper who slapped Mancini.
- It is no secret that Szczesny is very active on social media. You can follow him on Facebook by clicking here, on Twitter @13Szczesny13, and on Instagram @wojciechszczesny1.
- The Arsenal gym once had a terrible accident. In November 2008, he lost his balance while lifting a heavy bar and fractured both of his forearms. He still has scars from the incident. His war wound is from a shark bite, he jokes.
How old is Szczesny?
He is 33 years old as of 2023.
How much does Szczesny make?
Szczęsny makes $13.4 million per year and $257,000 per week as a goalkeeper for Juventus. On June 30, 2024, his current contract will expire.
How tall is Wojciech Szczesny?
He is 6′5″ or 195 cm tall.
How good is Wojciech Szczesny?
He has prevented 7.7 goals – with a 66.7 xGOT conceded versus 59 non-penalty goals – albeit having played 68 matches, 42 more than Buffon. In 2020-21, Szczesny conceded a goal per game and kept out 71.3 percent of shots on his goal.
Who does Wojciech Szczesny play for?
- Juventus F.C.
- Poland national football team
After reading his biography, you will agree with me that Wojciech Szczesny worked so hard to achieve success. Even poor kids from the slum can dream big and achieve their dreams thanks to him.
It is important to note that his father and mother were key catalysts in his success story. His career life would not be the same without their contributions. They deserve all the accolades for what they have done.
In addition, his sibling’s and friends’ efforts should not be overlooked. As a result of them, he never experienced loneliness or depression during his childhood. Wojciech Szczesny has grown into a cheerful youth as a result of them.
Here Is An Appreciation Note For Your Consideration
Thank you for reading this engaging article about the life journey of the Polish footballer. Hopefully, Wojciech Szczesny’s childhood story has made you believe that patience and persistence can overcome anything.
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